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Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
damn about the public hurt. if you spend more money helping people with drug treatment or healthcare, that will reduce the crime and public safety problems than the war on drugs. >> $50 billion to $100 billion a year. what aspect of that drug war is more problematic from your perspective? is it the sentencing? is it the prosecution the military intervention, what aspect, what component of that kind of investment in failure from your perspective is president bushproblematic. >> it's really the high levels of arrest and incarceration. in america we have less than 5% of the world population, but the highest percentage of incarcerated population. and the extent of people of color being behind bars who are no more likely to be using or selling drugs. than white people, and internationally it's the intersection of a.i.d.s. you look at some countries in europe, australia, they kept their h.i.v. rates among drug users to 1% to 2%. in america we've allowed ..25 people die because we would not trump that. >> and it's the needle exchange. >> trying to deal with them as human beings, as we would
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
underrate the things he has done. healthcare reform actually very far from ideal, but look, it's more than any democratic president has done. that's a pretty big deal. and i think education reform with the grants are also really important. so he has done stuff but what is interesting to me, and i don't fully understand is, why not campaign on that? >> eliot: robert has made a point. chrystia you're right. in terms of wealth, income and. >> healthcare was a distraction because he followed hillary clinton's advice. he didn't have a single payer. he didn't have any robust public option. he did nothing to control costs nothing. >> but isn't it better than nothing? >> look, if i lived in a swing state i would vote for obama no doubt about it. romney scares me. he wants to give wall street a bank check. he is a greater evil. >> eliot: you were clear you said he's the lesser of two evils. >> obama. >> eliot: yes. you did not describe him in the affirmative vote. >> you know this better than i do. when you put lawrence sumners in and timothy geithner, you are clear about it. i would have vote
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Nov 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
that concept during the healthcare debate and we're struggling with it again today. but the payoff is worth the fight. and now is the time to take action. and to finally create a national energy policy which i think we should call our new manhattan project. at a minimum, it would do a national energy policy would do four things. first, it would create demand for renewable energy. we could start by deciding to get 25% of our energy from renewable resources by 2025. then ratchet it up from there. second, a national energy policy would make key investments in research and technology and in this antiquated energy infrastructure with things like smart grid technology to transport renewable energy. third, an energy policy has to be conservative. to save energy, to conserve, to find ways to use it efficiently and sparingly. and finally a national energy policy would enlist private businesses to manufacture the products that create and generate renewable energy. things like solar panels, wind turbines, they should be made here in america. we shouldn't have to buy them from finland or from
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Nov 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
doing it peace meal. it is making doctors upset. it did not get fixed through healthcare reform because it was too expensive. >> stephanie: right. >> and there are parts of health care reform that pay medicare doctors more. so there's actually provisions within the health care law that will pay primary care physicians more money. >> stephanie: right. that's what i'm saying people want to blame obama for everything. it becomes a punch line. >> and if you tell them it is untrue they say no, no no no. and go on. >> stephanie: yes. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: mitt romney took his claim that president obama has stolen $716 million from medicare, do the next level, seniors mostly likely will be unable to see specialists because of obamacare. >> did you see the one too i think in virginia where he say there was a barbecue place that went out of business and blamed it on obama. and it turns out they had a lot of health care violations -- >> they were washing their hands in poop. >> yeah. and he is attacking gas prices there are videos in the kiosks so it's really
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
insured landmark universal access to healthcare and pushed historic social policy with respect to immigration and civil rights. his challenger is supply-side reagan omics disciple who says he is fit to lead. he says he has a plan but when asked over and over for specifics can't produce. the arithmetic doesn't work. he's a governor who shares the social views he embraced to get to the primaries. he became a meyer pawn of the radical republican party, not a leader of it. on issue after issue the choice couldn't be more clear. not only because president obama is right to most of them but bus he leads on all of them. i think he could have handleed politics and policies differently, but he has been decisive strong and consistent. important qualities in a president. his opponent is a self-described etch-a-sketch. the antithesis of leadership. i had no choice but to laugh when i hear people argue that mitt romney would be a better leader than president obama. that romney would better connect with the american people. middle class workers who deserve a fair wage and a promising job. stude
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
not meet medicare requirement. the good news under president obama's healthcare program we would save that $72 million. we would note give it in fraudulent claims. the american taxpayers saves half a billion dollars. mark leader do not like that. they want it to go from the american taxpayer and straight into their pocket and then call on you through the government. how much has the scooter store given in lobbying? they've given $900,000. i wonder why they care so much about mitt romney winning. leaders given romney $300,000 and restore our future pac romney's pac $225,000. by the way, without the medicare wasting money on this, as we have already found out they are scooter store would go out of business. these are these great free market capitalists that actually have terrible companies but they get propped up by the government, and they get people like mitt romney in office saying bad government, what a joke right mark? here is another $500 million from the american people. run your crappy company based on whatever contract you get. let's go to lee fong who wrote the story abou
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Oct 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
, you and i were talking about some healthcare stuff. >> yes. >> stephanie: a, he wants to voucherize medicare. we all know that. paul ryan. but i was saying mitt romney was on the campaign trail this weekend repeating a lie that i've seen in right wing e-mails is that oh, no doctors a lot of doctors now are turning down patients because they aren't going to take anymore medicare patients because of the cuts to medicare. >> okay. there are no cuts to medicare. i'm not entirely sure how else to say it. there are no cuts to medicare. >> stephanie: can you be any clearer? >> there are no cuts to medicare. we went into the medicare system which had a lot of waste and fraud and abuse and routed out a lot of that money. we're not overpaying private insurance companies anymore for the same services that we can get through traditional medicare and we're taking the money that we're saving and we're reallocating it to improve benefits in medicare. some of that money is also going to be used to help millions and millions of americans afford health insurance through these new national exchanges b
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
hospitals, part of the infrastructure of our healthcare system would be immune, would have the back-up generators. any other hospitals facing the sorts of problems that forced those two hospitals to evacuate and if not when will those two be back online? >> well, you know, bellevue had a significant problem way beyond generation. they had a problem in the entire switching network and a number of other systems in the hospital that were affected by this storm and by the surge. nyu, i'm trying to think what it was. but it was also more than just the generator. the generator was good. bellevue's generator was older but nyu's was good but they had serious switching problems and so there became a much bigger problem and systems problem. that's why they were evacuated. we evacuated downtown, usually called downtown beacon, that hospital really because it was heavily affected by the surge and we thought it made sense and the hospital, i think essentially agreed with us. it was a relatively small population. as any others know, i think we're really turning the corner on all of the healthcare fa
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Nov 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
relief is one of them. and i think healthcare is, too. >> i think in terms of crisis, especially when it comes to natural disasters you really have to be extreme to believe that we do not need a role for the federal government. >> bill: or that you leave it up to 50 states and they can handle it. >> it is impossible. louisiana could not have handled katrina. let's be honest. new jersey could not have handled this by itself. >> bill: right. >> that's just a fact. >> bill: joe courtney told us vid from connecticut, the wealthiest per capita state in the nation. he said we cannot handle this storm rebuilding without fema. >> right. so i think when you look at that that's definitely a shift of the dynamics. the other part is people have mildly started feeling better about the economy. it is not -- you still have the wrong track -- right track numbers which are upside down in negative way. but they -- they're not -- we're not talking about the margins that they used to have which were in some cases like 30 plus points. now they're down to in some cases 10 points or so. that is, again, peop
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Oct 31, 2012 9:00pm PDT
-life. he was pro healthcare, now he's against it. this is the one guy, i mean when they said that thing about the etch-a-sketch move boy, have we seen that. have you seen such a radical departure to the middle. he runs to the far right, then the middle, and he tries to recreate himself every moment. but the american people are smart, and we do not have amnesia. >> eliot: i hope people pick up on it and say we can't vote for a president who is lacking in core values and is not tethered at all to core principles. but the editorials endorsing mitt romney say he's showing the flexibility that he needs to negotiate. there is a difference between flexibility and complete absence of value structure. this is what troubles me, that many are falling for it. >> all politics are local. you look at an editorial like the "des moines register," and i don't want to impugn anybody's integrity, but i'll only say this. it has gotten him a lot of attention. sometimes it's not about right or wrong but sensation. now of course those folks will have to be, you know, they'll have to account for their own
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Oct 30, 2012 3:00am PDT
district. he said no. we're not going to give fema anymore money unless you cut money from healthcare, you know. so they've been -- anti-disaster relief and again, mitt romney who wants to give it to the states, get rid of fema, put it in the hands of the state or maybe the private sector. can you imagine, can you imagine with this hurricane hitting the coast like new jersey or atlantic city, if you had to count on who? name it. some -- some security firm, blackwell. or something. halliburton. >> there are pictures of firefighters in water up to their chests wading through streets of new york and parks to get to people who help them. they were fighting fires in the middle of a hurricane. they were dealing with buildings that had collapsed in the middle of a hurricane. >> bill: you look at the first responders rescuing those people in the hms bounty that went down. can you imagine halliburton doing it? we took the day off. >> exactly. >> bill: because it's raining. arnold, our rowing ambassador down in greensboro, north carolina. what do you say? >> good morning bill. i'm happy to talk abou
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Oct 29, 2012 9:00pm PDT
scooters did not meet medicare requirement. the good news under president obama's healthcare program we would save that $72 million. we would note give it in fraudulent claims. the american taxpayers saves half a billion dollars. mark leader do not like that. they want it to go from the american taxpayer and straight into their pocket and then call on you through the government. how much has the scooter store given in lobbying? they've given $900,000. i wonder why they care so much about mitt romney winning. leaders given romney $300,000 and restore our future pac romney's pac $225,000. by the way, without the medicare wasting money on this, as we have already found out they are scooter store would go out of business. these are these great free market capitalists that actually have terrible companies but they get propped up by the government, and they get people like mitt romney in office saying bad government, what a joke right mark? here is another $500 million from the american people. run your crappy company based on whatever contract you get. let's go to lee fong who wrote the s
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Oct 31, 2012 9:00am PDT
how they're going to plan for their retirement and have healthcare. do all of those -- you know, nonsuper human activities. >> stephanie: reaminggy, it is interesting. here we go, the pundits the story is how is this going to affect the election. how is this playing? i'm sorry. you can -- not to politicize it, you can see the difference in the last couple of days. here's mitt romney saying he's not having a campaign event which is clearly a campaign event. the president is just doing his job. that's why when you have someone like chris christie go on and on about what a great job he's doing, i mean even when mitt romney is caught on tape, reggie, you go it is all about him talking about how he's going to win and be president and the politics of it. i think you've just got the feeling that it isn't about that with president obama. >> i think you're spot on. i think mitt romney obviously ran bain capital for several years. one of my college teammates goes to church with mitt romney which is a little awkward for me. >> stephanie: awkward. [ laughter ] >> and you know, i think -- yo
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